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    Default providing the fact that

    Hi, everybody.
    I'd like to ask a question.

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    Does providing that fact that mean "since" or "if"?
    I looked up providing in a dictionary, then I found out providing means 'if' or 'only if'.
    But in the sentence above, providing the fact that could be replaced by since, I guess.

    If you had to choose beween if and since, what would you?

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    Default Re: providing the fact that

    You should choose "if".

    "providing the fact that" cannot be replaced by 'since'. "providing the fact that" means '(only) if' or 'as long as'.

    'given that fact that' means 'since', ‘because'.
    Last edited by 2006; 11-Jun-2007 at 16:49. Reason: to correct a typo

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    Default Re: providing the fact that

    Thank you for your kind explanation.
    It helped a lot.
    Have a nice day!!!

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